William Henry Blitch

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William Henry Blitch

  • Birth 25 Aug 1852 Clay County, Florida, USA
  • Death 23 Jan 1932 Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 15700032



NAME AND DATE OF NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN
From the Collection of Mary Kidd

'Captain Blitch Died Saturday'

Captain W. H. Blitch, one of the oldest residents of Clay County died at his home in Green Cove Springs Saturday evening. Mr. Blitch has been an invalid for some time past, in fact, ever since his wife passed away nearly a year ago. He was seventy nine years of age and until recently his life had been a very active one. He had served several terms on the board of County Commissioners of the county and was admired and loved for his sterling honesty and unimpeachable integrity. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary about seven years ago. Mr. Blitch is survived by six sons and two daughters, F. L. Blitch, of Jacksonville; W. I. Blitch, of Perry; O. T. Blitch, of Orange Park; R. E. and Roy H. Blitch of Quincy; and Mrs. Forest Geer ofmJacksonville; and Mrs. Pearl Brooker of Green Cove Springs; a sister, Mrs. Dan Knight, of Lake Butler; 18 grand children and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday morning in the Methodist Church in Middleburg, Rev. L. T. Ivey, officiating. Interment was in the Middleburg cemetery in the family plot. Honorary pall bearers were E. M. Wilson, W. L. Hendricks, Peter Rice, P. J. Canova, W. O. Geiger and R. L. Townsend. Active pallbearers were E. V. Priest, D. G. Dyson, J. Slater Smith and Richard Rivers.


Gravesite Details Husband of Elizabeth Estillee Hall; Married 25 Jun 1873 Orange Springs, Marion County, FL; Father of 10;

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  • Created by: Ann Parkinson
  • Added: 11 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15700032
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Blitch (25 Aug 1852–23 Jan 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15700032, citing Middleburg Methodist Church Cemetery, Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Ann Parkinson (contributor 45284853) .